Motors TV has confirmed that it will provide coverage of the second half of the FIA GT Championship season following the demise of Setanta.

The channel will show highlights of the Total 24 Hours of Spa on 31 July and will then show the Budapest race 'as live' on a delayed basis.

The remaining events of the year in the Algarve and at Paul Ricard and Zolder will then be screened live, ensuring fans of the series don't lose out after Setanta was forced to stop transmitting.

"We are thrilled that coverage of the FIA GT Championship has returned to Motors TV as we strive to bring the best of international motorsport to our viewers, head of programming Frederic Viger said. "The series is hugely popular and the championship battle between prestigious marques such as Corvette, Maserati, Saleen, Ferrari, Aston Martin and Porsche is intriguingly poised in both the GT1 and GT2 categories.

"The addition of the new-spec GT1 cars from Ford and Nissan has added another interesting aspect in 2009 as the championship looks to the future and the GT1 World Championship in 2010."

The news that the GT series will head to Motors TV comes after Eurosport took back the rights to show GP2. It remains to be seen who will take up coverage of the DTM, which had also moved to Setanta for the 2009 season.